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Nov. 20, 2014

8:31 a.m.

Las Vegas freeway ramp reopens after rollover crash
Las Vegas freeway ramp reopens after rollover crash
A rollover accident at the 215 Beltway and Interstate 15 closed a ramp this morning. The accident was reported ...

8:16 a.m.

Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian hospitalized with pneumonia
Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian hospitalized with pneumonia
Naismith Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is hospitalized in Las Vegas, where his son says he's being treated for pneumonia. Danny Tarkanian said Thusday the 84-year-old former Runnin' Rebels coach was ...

2 a.m.

Photo: Qunisha Fowler of Legacy High School listens to a
Participants plan on pursuing college, then the American dream
As teenagers talked about their future during the Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum, they weren’t fantasizing about dream jobs and fancy homes, or worrying about what school they’d attend next. Instead, they focused on the burden of student loans, facing unemployment, paying off bills and providing for their future family — issues faced by ...

2 a.m.

Photo: Alexis Toone of Desert Oasis High School gives an
Moderators find ‘this generation is OK’
The moderators include business executives, civic leaders, judges, educators, media representatives and members of the Las Vegas City Council, Clark County Commission and Clark County School Board ...

2 a.m.

Photo: Maci Jordan, center, of Legacy High School, laughs
Students air differences on hot-button issues, leave vitriol behind
Unlike the mudslinging, belittlement and intolerance on display not just during overheated campaign seasons but, increasingly during legislative sessions, students raised hands to speak rather than talking over each other ...

Wednesday

Nov. 19, 2014

11:13 p.m.

Police: Shots fired possibly linked to road rage
Police: Shots fired possibly linked to road rage
Metro Police are investigating a report of shots fired Wednesday evening, possibly related to a road rage incident. Police received a report about 8:50 p.m. ...

11:12 p.m.

Photo: Police investigate a shooting at Strozier Library
Florida State shooter was well-liked but troubled
A Florida State University alumnus and attorney who shot three people at the school's library early Thursday believed the government was targeting him for ...

9:45 p.m.

DA closes probe of Metro Police aviation unit
DA closes probe of Metro Police aviation unit
Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson says he's closed a probe of a whistleblower police lieutenant's claim that Metro Police administrators improperly buried a report claiming corruption and ...

9:01 p.m.

Investors are flipping fewer Nevada homes, report finds
Investors are flipping fewer Nevada homes, report finds
Real estate investors aren’t flipping homes in Nevada as often as last year, but they’re still more active than flippers nationally. Flipping slowed nationally to ...

7 p.m.

From hot meals to housing, annual event connects thousands of Las Vegas’ homeless to necessities
Organized by the Nevada Homeless Alliance in conjunction with the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition, the day-long event put thousands of people in touch with vital resources aimed to lift them out of poverty. The expansive Center was converted into a conference-like space organized by service, where people could wander from booth to booth to get what they need ...

6:49 p.m.

Montana marriage ban overturned; licenses granted
A federal judge on Wednesday overturned the state gay marriage ban in Montana, one of the last states to continue defending its ban despite rulings in favor of same-sex marriage from ...

6 p.m.

Caesars reveals plan after creditor walks away
Caesars reveals plan after creditor walks away
Overwhelmed with debt and seeking a way out from under it, Caesars Entertainment Corp. floated a plan that would have turned its most debt-heavy division into a ...

5:20 p.m.

Photo: The Revel resort, right, is shown next to the clos
Firm cancels plan to buy closed Revel resort
A Toronto-based company abandoned its plan to buy the former Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City on Wednesday, dealing another blow to a city reeling from ...

4:31 p.m.

Sandoval sidesteps meeting of GOP governors, political climbers
Sandoval sidesteps meeting of GOP governors, political climbers
The annual conference of the Republican Governors Association could double as a who’s who of politicians with ambitions for ...

3 p.m.

Police: No obvious link in 2 North Las Vegas shootings
North Las Vegas police see no obvious link between a shooting that left four people wounded in one neighborhood and gunfire that killed a man less than three hours later across town. Officer Aaron Patty says two males were ...

2:48 p.m.

Despite allegations, Bill Cosby tickets selling briskly in Las Vegas
Despite allegations, Bill Cosby tickets selling briskly in Las Vegas
Comedian Bill Cosby is set to perform at the Treasure Island hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip despite revived allegations from women who say ...

2:39 p.m.

Woman, 43, dies in head-on wreck in Nye County
A California woman was killed Tuesday when the car she was driving crossed the center line of U.S. 95 in Nye County and ...

1:55 p.m.

One of Nevada’s 1st marijuana dispensaries prepares for grand opening
One of Nevada’s 1st marijuana dispensaries prepares for grand opening
If everything goes according to plan, Joe Lamarca will sell the first buds of medical marijuana from his dispensary in the southwest valley on Jan. 12. But after more than a year of ...

1:24 p.m.

Tuition hike tentatively approved in California
A proposed tuition hike has been approved by a committee of the University of California governing board. The committee voted 7-2 Wednesday to approve the plan recommended by ...

12:44 p.m.

Photo: In this aerial still frame from video provided by
Crews try to ID substance in California fire
Hazardous materials crews were trying Wednesday to determine how to deal with an unstable substance remaining after an explosion and fire at a California waste treatment facility. Only a handful of smoldering hot spots remained at the site in ...

12:37 p.m.

Reno man, 78, arrested in stabbing death of wife
Police have arrested a 78-year-old Reno man on suspicion of murder in the stabbing death of his wife. Police say Daniel Pancake was booked into the Washoe County Jail Tuesday night on ...

12:32 p.m.

Is shipping body parts to Las Vegas illegal?
Police in Thailand are seeking two Americans with ties to Las Vegas accused of attempting to ship packages containing a preserved baby's head and other human body parts to the United States. Bangkok police say ...

12:14 p.m.

Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin, 78, dies in Las Vegas
Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits include "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" and "Hold on to My Love," died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. He was 78. Philicia Ruffin and Jimmy Lee Ruffin Jr., the late singer's children, confirmed ...

11:39 a.m.

Photo: Entertainer Bill Cosby gestures during an intervie
TV Land pulls ‘Cosby Show’ from lineup
NBC has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development and TV Land will stop airing reruns of "The Cosby Show," moves that came a day after another woman came forward claiming that the once-beloved comic had ...

10:18 a.m.

Photo: President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of
Obama to announce immigration action Thursday
Sidestepping Congress, President Barack Obama on Thursday will announce steps he will take to shield up to 5 million immigrants illegally in the United States from deportation, defying Republican lawmakers who say such a step would poison relations with the new GOP led legislature. Obama, in a video released on Facebook, said he would ...

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